Scarecrow Fest is Saturday September 19, 2015

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The 2015 Ballot is ready…. here is a copy for you to view:

SCF 2015 Ballot

And the 2015 Scarecrow Winners are…..

FIRST PLACE:
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SECOND PLACE TIE:   

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“Rose & Bud” by Rose Buds Floral                                      AND           “Pac Ratz” by Pat Belmonte


THIRD PLACE TIE: 

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“Daphne & Her Dancing Crows” by Dance Factory         AND       “Burlap Gumby” by Rebecca J. Jutz.

 

The Scarecrow Fest Walldog Mural Trivia Winner was…..

Trillian Hunt of Racine, WI…. Trillian won a gift certificate which was mailed. Seven people got the correct answer to the trivia question.

What 3 scarecrows have to do with our Walldog Murals throughout Delavan?  The correct answers were:

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Rosie the Riveter is featured on the Borg-Gibbs-Bradley WWII Products/War Years Mural, which is on the Delavan Fire Station.

 

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This is a Skeleton “Walldog” painting.

 

3. “Fall Shopping Spree in Delavan” made by Remember When.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This scarecrow is shopping downtown carrying her official Delavan Walldog bag, which is given out by some downtown businesses.

 

The Winners of the Duck Raffle at Scarecrow Fest are:

$200- Bruce DeWitt
$100- Patti Marsicano
$50- Pat Ehlen
$40 Gift Certificate to Beall Jewelers- Lauren Grothe
Three $5 Gift Certificates to Elizabeth’s Café- Ryan Schroeder
$20 Gift Card to Del-Mart- Debbie Peterson
$20 Gift Card to Del-Mart- Becky Baker
$25 Gift Card to Pet Pals- Jason Thomas
$20 Gift Certificate to Pac-Ratz- Joe Murphy
$20 Gift Certificate to Caleta Western Wear- Nancy Cogleinese
$20 Gift Certificate to Caleta Western Wear- Mark Miller
$20 Gift Certificate to Caleta Western Wear- Cindy McCann
Staller Estate Winery Private Wine Tasting for 8 ($160 value)- LaVonne Horgan
Delbrook Golf Club- Golf for 4 ($100 value)- Jim Piestier
Duck Planter & Andes Candies ($40 value)- Paula Illich
Fall Purse & Scarecrow Shakers from Remember When ($50 value)- Lois Stritt
Purse with $25 Gift Certificate from Bradley’s- Mary Bayley

Purse with $25 Gift Certificate from Bradley’s- Robin White

Purse with $25 Gift Certificate from Bradley’s- Linda Rayfield
Peony Bath Set from Scene II-Agnes Handwerk
Piggly Wiggly $25 Gift Card- Lorie Wuttke
Piggly Wiggly $25 Gift Card- K. Gillihan
Piggly Wiggly $25 Gift Card- Sandra
Piggly Wiggly $25 Gift Card & Piggly Wiggly Shirt– CJ Morse
Earrings from Neki’s Hope- Tammy Prather
$45 Bicycle Tune-Up from Avant Bicycle Supply- Cameron Patterson
Golf for Four w/Cart from Lake Lawn Resort ($225 value)- Michelle Gardner
$20 Gift Certificate to Hair Techniques- Robin White
Framed Autumn Picture from Lubick Gallery ($89 value)- Grace Hirte
Return to Titletown Packers Book from Lubick Gallery ($25 value)- Rachel DeWitt
Packers Shake N Score Dice Game from Lubick Gallery ($20 value)- Gordon Patterson

Swarovski Earrings plus a $15 Gift Certificate to Utiger Jewelry Inc. from Utiger Jewelry Inc. ($60 value)- Karen Wuttke

Free First Chiropractic Visit & Free 30 Minute Massage from Gill Family Chiropractic- Linda Rayfield

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The 15th Annual Scarecrow Fest is Saturday, September 19 in downtown Delavan. Everyone is invited to this community-wide, family-oriented event that will showcase dressed and decorated Scarecrows throughout historic downtown Delavan, and beyond. Around Labor Day you will begin to see Scarecrows popping up on the light poles in downtown Delavan. All the scarecrows will be tagged and ballots will be printed . The public will pick their favorite scarecrows, and a winner is crowned. Throughout the month of September, Downtown Delavan will have “Scarecrows on Parade”.

 

This year’s festival will be better than ever! Scheduled activities include:  pumpkin painting, live music by Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys, Live music by Northern Comfort, vendors in the park, sidewalk sales, food, and our Fifth Annual pie & cake auction! We are even having a Carnival at the event! You can even build your own scarecrow and take it home with you. The nominal $10 fee includes supplies and help to build your scarecrow. The Great Delavan Duck Raffle also takes place during Scarecrow Fest. It is approaching quickly, so be sure to purchase your raffle tickets today! The winners will be determined at 2:30 during Scarecrow Fest. The raffle tickets are $2, or 3 for $5; they can be purchased at many downtown businesses, including Bradley’s Department Store, Lauren’s Antique & Art Centre, Lubick Gallery, Del-Mart, Remember When, and more. First Place is $200, Second Place is $100, Third Place is $50, plus there are lot’s more prizes to win, thanks to the local businesses who donated them. You never know, you may have a lucky duck raffle ticket! All of the proceeds go to paying for events like Scarecrow Fest and the Fresh Market, and community projects, such as the 2015 Walldog Event. You can also participate in the Parks Department Amazing Race or enjoy a Petting Zoo. Your wonderful day of family fun and memories will be concluded with a Street Dance featuring Northern Comfort.

 

The Delavan Downtown Business Association is asking the community to get involved and make a scarecrow or two for their fourteenth annual Scarecrow Fest! You can make a Traditional Scarecrow, or get creative and make a Contemporary Scarecrow! Scarecrows will be accepted from Friday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 8….but we do let people enter late, so if you miss the deadline, just give us a call. Anyone can enter a Scarecrow; businesses, organizations, or individuals can enter downtown Delavan’s Scarecrow Contest. The entry fee is $5/scarecrow (for children under 13, the entry fee is $3/scarecrow). The “Parade of Scarecrows” will begin in early September and end in early October. A minimum of two prizes will be awarded to the top scarecrows. Winners will receive a gift certificate to Remember When.

Here is the pdf of the scarecrow entry form:

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The scarecrow winners from 2014 include: First Place : St. Peter- Go Cast Your Net by the Christ Episcopal Church.

 

The scarecrow winners from 2014 include: First Place: “St. Peter- Go Cast Your Net” by the Christ Episcopal Church, Second Place: “The Watchman” by Beall Jewelers.
Third Place: “Rock N’ Roll Scarecrow” by Alex & Vern Johnson, and Fourth Place: “Wal Martina” by Walmart. Congratulations to the 2014 winning scarecrows!  2015 entries are expected to be very creative scarecrows! Who will it be this year?

 

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The scarecrow winners from 2014 include:  Second Place: The Watchman by Beall Jewelers..

 

Start thinking about your scarecrow design now! Lots of scarecrows are wanted in downtown Delavan! Anyone can make a scarecrow; they’re easy to make! Don’t think you can make a scarecrow? Here are some simple instructions to help you with your creation. To make a scarecrow, take two strong sticks, one about six feet long and one about two feet long and nail the short one to the long one to form a cross. Stuff an old skirt and blouse or a pair of overalls or jeans with just about anything and tie them to the two sticks that form the cross. For the head use whatever you want- a stuffed piece of material, a jug, a pot, a ball… let your imagination run wild! You will want to anchor the head to the top of the stick frame with a small nail or tack. Draw a face on it with markers or paint, or leave it plain….again be creative and do whatever you want.

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The scarecrow winners from 2014 include: Third Place: Rock N’ Roll Scarecrow by Alex & Vern Johnson (left), and Fourth Place: Wal Martina by Walmart (right).

 

Now that you have the basic scarecrow, you can add any details you would like…perhaps a hat, a jacket, gloves, boots, hair, etc. For motion you can add streamers, a scarf, a flag, or a stick. Create noise by hanging a tin can with pebbles in it from the scarecrows hand. Stand back and enjoy your new creation….the object of the event is to have fun, so have fun creating your scarecrow and showcase it downtown Delavan! Stop in or call Remember When (728-8670) for a Scarecrow Application, or go to discoverdelavan.com and print your own off!

 

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Build-A-Scarecrow from 2013 Scarecrow Fest (left). Build-A-Scarecrow from 2014 Scarecrow Fest (middle & left).

 

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Water Tower Park Activities:

9am- 5pm (&beyond):         Craft Fair & Flea Market. Food.

• 11:30am- noon:   Dance Factory Dancers.

• 12:30pm-2:30:     Music by Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys.

• 1pm- 3pm:         Free Pumpkin Painting. (Sponsored by the Delavan-Delavan Lake Chamber.)

• 3pm-5pm:          Music by Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys.

• 5pm:                  Fifth Annual Pie & Cake Auction. (Buy your dessert for the evening concert/street dance!)

Food:               The Elks will be serving up bbq pork sandwiches and beef brisket sandwiches.

                                  Fat Tuesdays Food Truck will be by Tower Park.

                                  Delavan Christian School is having a Bake Sale.

 

Street Dance by Tower Park:

6:30pm-8:30pm:         Music by Northern Comfort.

Food by the Friends of the Phoenix Park Bandshell –  Pulled Pork Sandwich, chips & soda for $6

• about 6:30pm Beer & Wine Garden in Tower Park & N. 2nd

 

Carnival(Corner of Third & Walworth & Delavan Fitness Center Parking Lot):

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18:        FRIDAY NIGHT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN    5pm-10pm  The wristband special will run from 5pm till 9pm on Friday September 18. Wristbands will be $15 per band.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19:   Noon-10pm

Ticket prices as follows:   1 ticket is $1 or 15 tickets are $13 or 30 tickets are $25

Carnival during Scarecrow Fest

Aram Public Library:

• 10am-noon:       Petting Zoo by Geen Funny Farm LLC.

South Corner of Second & Walworth Activities

• 11am-2pm:        Build a Scarecrow & Take It Home. Nominal $10 Fee.  We’’ll have the supplies to make a scarecrow & helpers. Great for the whole family!

• 2:30:                  Duck Raffle. Be sure to buy your raffle ticket! 3 tickets for $5 or $2/ each… you can win $200, $100, or $50, plus one of the other wonderful prizes— they are all on display in the window to the left of Bradley’s door…. take a look there are some GREAT PRIZES.

• 9am-3pm           Boy Scouts Selling Food Delavan-Darien Boy Scout Troop will be selling Brats & Hot Dogs.

 

Green Space by Post Office

10am-4pm:       Activity Center for Kids. (DDHS Students/Sponsored by the DAYSFoundation.org)

 

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Pumpkin Painting in the Park from 2013 Scarecrow Fest (left).  Pumpkin Painting in the Park from 2014 Scarecrow Fest (middle).  Ducks being dumped at the 2014 Duck Raffle (right).

Other Activities:

• 9am-5pm:      Sidewalk Sales by Delavan Merchants

• 9am-noon:    Delavan’s Amazing Race- register by Wed. Sept. 16

Amazing Race Info pdf provided by the Rec Dept:  amazing race reg

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• All Day:     A Walldog Mural Walking Tour- pick up your map from local businesses.

Scarecrows will be “On Parade” in Historic downtown Delavan through early October. Vote!

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Be sure to purchase your Duck Raffle Tickets from Linda on the Southeast corner of Walworth Ave. & 2nd.

2015 Duck Raffle Prizes:

First Prize: $200  Second Prize: $100   Third Prize:  $50  And then all of these prizes:

List of Other Prizes:

  • $40 Gift Certificate to Beall Jewelers
  • Three $5 Gift Certificates to Elizabeth’s Cafe
  • $20 Gift Card to Del-Mart
  • $20 Gift Card to Del-Mart
  • $25 Gift Card to Pet Pals
  • $20 Gift Certificate to Pac-Ratz
  • $20 Gift Certificate to Caleta Western Wear
  • $20 Gift Certificate to Caleta Western Wear
  • $20 Gift Certificate to Caleta Western Wear
  • Staller Estate Winery Private Wine Tasting for 8 ($160 value)
  • Delbrook Golf Club- Golf for 4 ($100 value)
  • Duck Planter & Andes Candies ($40 value)
  • Fall Purse & Scarecrow Shakers from Remember When ($50 value)
  • Purse with $25 Gift Certificate from Bradley’s
  • Purse with $25 Gift Certificate from Bradley’s
  • Purse with $25 Gift Certificate from Bradley’s
  • Peony Bath Set from Scene II
  • Piggly Wiggly $25 Gift Card
  • Piggly Wiggly $25 Gift Card
  • Piggly Wiggly $25 Gift Card
  • Piggly Wiggly $25 Gift Card & Piggly Wiggly Shirt
  • Earrings from Nekis Hope
  • $45 Bicycle Tune-Up from Avant Bicycle Supply
  • Golf for Four w/Cart from Lake Lawn Resort ($225 value)
  • $20 Gift Certificate to Hair Techniques
  • Framed Autumn Picture from Lubick Gallery ($89 value)
  • Return to Titletown Packers Book from Lubick Gallery ($25 value)
  • Packers Shake N Score Dice Game from Lubick Gallery ($20 value)
  • Swarovski Earrings plus a $15 Gift Certificate to Utiger Jewelry Inc. from Utiger Jewelry Inc. ($60 value)
  • Free First Chiropractic Visit & Free 30 Minute Massage from Gill Family Chiropractic

 

WANT TO ENTER A SCARECROW? HERE IS THE LETTER & APPLICATION, just click on the link:

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WANT TO BE A VENDOR IN THE PARK? HERE IS THE LETTER & APPLICATION, just click on the link:

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2015 CraftFairApplication

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Here are some other creative scarecrows from 2015 (above).

“We hope to see all of you at the festivities!” Watch for more details on the Scarecrow Fest! Anyone interested in setting up in the park for the Craft Fair & Flea Market during the event, or if you need an application for entering the scarecrow contest, please contact Lorie at 262-728-8670, or stop in at Remember When in downtown Delavan. Remember When is Scarecrow Central.  Historic Downtown Delavan is a vibrant historic downtown shopping district, home to many wonderful casual restaurants, antique shops, & specialty shops. Delavan’s small town charm will be on display during downtown’s Scarecrow Fest! You are all personally invited to attend the festivities and enjoy Delavan’s charming brick paved downtown, hanging flower baskets and American Flags, and of course scarecrows. Come Discover downtown Delavan, & Rediscover the Simple Pleasures!

For more information on all that Delavan has to offer please phone the Delavan-Delavan Lake Chamber of Commerce at 262-728-5095 or 1-800-642-0052 & www.delavanwi.org. For more information on downtown Delavan activities, please call Lorie at 262-728-8670. You may also visit the Delavan Downtown Business Association’s website at www.discoverdelavan.com for more information on Scarecrow Fest and downtown Delavan in general. Scarecrow applications and vendor applications may be downloaded from the website. Remember to like the Delavan Downtown Business Association on Facebook so you can easily keep up with what’s going on in downtown Delavan!